Senior Attorney, Human Resources

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • United States
  • Sep 09, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

About Us

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.


Position Summary

The Senior Attorney, Human Resources (HR) independently provides very high value legal services on complex employment related legal matters to advance Conservancy priorities and appropriately manage risk. The Senior Attorney, HR will work closely with a small but dynamic team consisting of another Senior Attorney and Senior Paralegal to advise the People Team, the Ethics and Compliance Team, Senior Management, and Regional Attorneys on a wide variety of day-to-day and sensitive employment law matters, interpretation of local legal requirements, and application of global policies and procedures.


Required Skills & Experience

  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent. LL.M. degree from a U.S. law school is required if law degree was acquired outside of the U.S.
  • License to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
  • At minimum, seven (7) years relevant legal experience with at least four (4) years focusing on U.S. employment law from a multistate perspective, with emphasis on discrimination, leave and disability, litigation and negotiation of claims, performance management, discipline and discharge, drafting and interpreting of employee policies, and wage and hour laws.
  • Experience communicating complex legal concepts to clients.
  • Experience working across cultures in global environment.

How to Apply

  • For more information and to apply (resume and cover letter required), please visit and search for job ID#48972 in the keyword search. Please upload your materials in PDF format. Please DO NOT use the resume copy & paste feature unless you experience technical difficulties with uploading. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST Thursday, September 24, 2020. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.



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